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Azure File Share backup

Post by arosas » Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Does Veeam have a solution or capability of backing up an Azure file share? We want the backup done in Azure and kept in a separate Azure site\location not backed up on prem.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by PTide » Jun 13, 2019 6:16 pm

Hi,

If the file-share is mounted on a linux machine you might want to try VAL's snapshot-less backup.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by arosas » Jun 13, 2019 7:59 pm

The Azure File Share is only partially syncd back to an on prem windows server using Azure File Sync, which is why we would want to back it up in Azure.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by Mike Resseler » Jun 14, 2019 10:09 am

Tony,

This is one of the items that we are looking into. But we are looking at it from different angles. We are investigating on-prem backup as backup in the cloud. However, there is no white smoke coming out of the chimney :-)

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by Ethan OG » Sep 11, 2019 4:47 pm

This is something we are also looking for. We have a client that is considering Azure Files & Azure Files Sync, and wants to retain all backups forever. Native Azure Backup does not have the ability to retain backups forever. It has a 10 year maximum.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by jmmarton » Sep 12, 2019 8:26 pm

The upcoming NAS backup feature of Veeam Backup & Replication v10 may be able to assist with this.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by arosas » Jan 02, 2020 2:27 pm

A couple things I thought you can bring up:

Can we backup the Azure File Share to an object storage in Azure. We already use Azure object storage for SOBR, so maybe use that one?
And another thing to bring up to QA would be, if we are able to backup this scenario, if there will be any access limits from the Microsoft side, I.E needing multiple accounts to access the share.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by Dima P. » Jan 02, 2020 3:49 pm

Hello Tony,
Can we backup the Azure File Share to an object storage in Azure. We already use Azure object storage for SOBR, so maybe use that one?
With upcoming NAS backup functionality you can use object storage as an archive (or long-term) repository to tier the data from your primary repository.
And another thing to bring up to QA would be, if we are able to backup this scenario, if there will be any access limits from the Microsoft side, I.E needing multiple accounts to access the share
Cant imagine any issues with permissions for Azure File Share being mounted as SMB to a windows machine. Can you please elaborate?

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by arosas » Jan 02, 2020 4:17 pm

Hello Dima,

I guess it was a poor choice of words on the second point. In the Veeam Backup for O365 product, it has performance limits, imposed by Microsoft where there is a per account throttle in place. in VBO V4 Veeam came up with their own workaround by using multiple accounts. Wondering if in V10 we are able to backup a native Azure file share to an Object Storage (Also in Azure) if there will be any such limits.

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Re: Azure File Share backup

Post by Dima P. » Jan 08, 2020 5:09 pm

Now I get it, thanks! Based on the File level limits article: standard file shares can provide the performance up to 60 MiB/sec per storage account. That statement leads me to the thought that you can mount Azure File share multiple times under multiple storage accounts and then back it up via multiple nas jobs at the same time (it's possible to define the set of subfolders in the backup job, so you wont have data backed up multiple times) to multiply the performance.

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